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CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 11:15pm EST
and possibly the senate. what lessons might obama learn from history where he reelected? confronted with a congress dominated by republicans, further complicating the challenge is the apparent disappearance in the spirit of compromise, which has actually been a mainstay of legislation through the nations history with one very momentous exception. members of congress and the south would not compromise on the subject of the expansion of slavery, other than states defeated and the civil war institute. we have heard much about the impending battle between the president and congress over the extension of the bush tax cuts, raising the death on it and potential of automatic cut and spend name. the necessity of resolving these issues is the chairman or nokia refers to as the fiscal cliff. it is likely these political decisions will be given brief extension so that the next president and congress will be saddled with making the decision. as a second term president, obama would face obstacles really experienced by a chief executive return to office, where he would face sizable numbers of mem
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 1:35am PST
inspired by president obama, by his speech in particular. president obama made history today speaking a three letter word that no other president has ever spoken in an inauguration address, gay. so he made history with that today and after the politics followed the parties. ♪ i'm so in love with you ♪ ♪ >> reporter: jennifer hudson sang let's stay together as the president and first lady shared the first dance at one of two inaugural balls. the events capped off an historic day in the nation's capital. >> today we experienced the majesty of our democracy. >> reporter: president obama also danced with an air force staff sergeant at the commander in chief's ball, the first lady wearing a jason wu gown once again dancing with a marine gunnery sergeant. there were four balls. four years ago there were 10. the events were scaled back, but the celebration was not. the highlight of the day came hours earlier just before noon. the president put his hand on bibles owned by president lincoln and by doctor martin luther king, jr. and recited the oath of office. >> congratulations, mr. presid
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
the top about how president obama made history by acknowledging the struggle for equal rights for gay and lesbian americans and made it part of america's civil rights tradition. here's more of what the history books will record. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> today's inaugural poem came from richard blanco, a cuban american who says negotiating his identity as an american and as a gay man is the wellspring of poetry. he said he has lived the american dream as being named the fifth inaugural poet. here's part of the poem he read today to the president and to the world. >> we head home through the gloss of rain or weight of snow or the plum blush of dusk but always, always home, always under one sky, our sky. and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every roof top and every window of one country. >> richard blanco joins me now. what a day this must have been for you. the first latino american to read
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
night. good night. >>> right now 6:00, president obama making history yet again and it was shared online. the age-old event gets a social spin. >>> and a high stakes robbery at an east bay car dealership. you that they managed to pull off the rip-off. >> the harbaugh brothers will be battling it out on the field. what's really happening with their family dynamic. >>> good evening and thanks for joining us on this monday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. we begin with a story you'll see only on nbc bay area. gone in the blink of an eye, a dozen luxury vehicles ripped off from a used car dealership in the east bay overnight. it happened around 2:00 in the morning at auto world on mission boulevard in hayworth. kimberly tere is live. a huge loss for that dealership. >> reporter: a huge loss. at least 25% of their inventory, the owner told us when they left the hot last night it was filled with cars ready to be sold when they came back this morning at least 12 were gone and others damaged. >> about four to five robbers taking the cars from the lot and driving them off. >> r
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am PST
national journal saying post-partisan no more. history doesn't make excuses. if obama's agenda fails because republicans don't bow to his demands, that will be on him. he has to work with or around the gop, apparently he's chosen the latter. joy-ann, is this all about getting the legacy which is about enduring ideas? this isn't about the moment but this is about things, a sea change for where this country is going to go, and that speech certainly was a sea change. >> yeah. i mean, if you look at barack obama's history, he is a guy who has a certain set of sort of big ideas, big things he wants to accomplish. and presidents have to make choices in that first year of their first term or second term about what sort of realistic things he can get through but i think he wants to do big things. health care was a huge thing. i think in this term, he can probably get one or two really big things done in the first two years. that's the choice that he's going to have to make. it will be interesting, i agree, i think immigration reform, gun control, those are two realistic things. thank god the
CW
Jan 21, 2013 10:00pm PST
of oakland in their lives getting the opportunity to witness history in -- when obama was sworn in today. >> for any eighth grader, it's the opportunity of a lifetime. a trip to washington d.c. to see the president imagurated. >> kind of like a wright of passage. >> at this school, it was practically unheard of. 8 out of 10 students come from low income house holds. this 8th grade teacher said he students live on some of the roughest streets. she said it would be a game changer for the students. >> it would cost 1,$760 per student. she and the students would -- $1,760 per student. that looked like an incredible number that was to be achieved. >> they had 4 months to make it happen. they signed students and parents up to volunteer at the cal football games. there were candy sales, bake sales. >> we sold candy and asking for donations. >> at least a 2.5 gpa to go and a requirement that each student do 10 hours of community service. and when the cash was counted, we raised about $30,000, and squeezing my sis, i'm so excited. >> we have been invited to a photo shoot with barbara lee, j
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 2:30am PST
pivotal moments from america's history. president obama delivered an impassioned call for equality and unity. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forbearers through seneca and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every sole honor. >> organizers estimate as many as 1 million people filled the national mall as president obama offered a preview of his second term. four years ago he was the first president to mention the word "muslim" during an inaugural address. the president made history again yesterday, delivering the first inaugural address to mention gay rights. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
. it's been a day of history, pageantry, celebration marking the second inauguration of barack obama. what began early this morning, the church service. tonight, the president and the first lady will attend two official balls. this afternoon, the president sends crowds like when he and the first lady got out of the motorcade and walked several blocks waiting to onlookers for many of the hundreds of thousands who descended on the capitol today. also, for us, the high light, of course, was the president's inaugural address. it was powerful and i say lincolnesque. he gave an historic shout out to gay rights. on many fronts, the president said it was a time to act. >> well, we're all covered right >> well, we're all covered right now this hour. with me now are three msnbc political analysts. >>> i've introduced them to you in order, as you're sitting, so that we'll all understand this. i have to say, each in your own way, given phenomenon that was a real telling moment. >> i loved watching that moment when barack obama turned and looked back as he was walking away after having completed
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
love barack obama! >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it, you know? to feel it, live it, experience it. >> reporter: cheryl
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 10:00pm PST
president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop and every window of one country, all of us facing the stars. hope. >> miami poet is the son of cuban exile. the poem was called one today and illustrated how americans share common experiences. blanco also remembered the victims of the newtown school shootings. >>> former republican presidential candidate mitt romney and his supporters had hoped this would be his day. romney had kept a fairly low profile since he lost the election. he spent his home to
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00am PST
57th in this nation's history. it will be president obama's last, of course, for the 44th president. hundreds of thousands gather in the nation's capital to witness the start of president obama's second term. we'll show you more images from the day as we continue. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office ofment of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states >> and will to the best of my ability. and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> constitution of the united states. >>> constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers and applause ] >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forbearers, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung who left foo
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
president abraham lincoln. president obama made history today as the first president ever to speak about gay rights at an inauguration. and he did so by comparing the struggles of gay americans to what women and people of color have endured over the years. james rosen live in our d.c. newsroom with more on this. hey, james. >> shep, good evening. with this pivotal address president obama effectively positioned himself as more than just a president or chief executive. he appeared at time to be seizing the mantel of the civil rights leader whose birthday was observed as a federal holiday today. the reverend doctor martin luther king jr. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers seneca falls and selma and stonewall. >> seneca falls site of the first women's rights convention held in 1848. selma, of course, was the city in alabama where state troopers in march 1965 savagely attacked african-americans marching for african-americans. stonewall the gay bar in greenwich vil
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 12:35am PST
chance to see history in the making. it was the sight of that crowd that made president obama pause today to take it all in one last time. and my co anchor bill weir was out there talking to those taking it in. >> reporter: before the dawn broke the die-hards were there resting up for a big day. but when the sky turns pink it's time to rouse and move. the lines of obama faithful are on the march again with numbers that have the hawkers hoping for a stimulus. four years ago the promise of history. >> we drove through eight hours through the snow and everything. >> why? >> look at this. why wouldn't you want to be here. it's one of the most amazing events i'll ever see. >> nearly 2 million turned up to see poetry that day. but one term later the prose of governing cut the number in half. but for those who did come the re-election is good enough reason to bundle up or in rare case dress down. >> there are republicans out there going there's an obama voter right there. >> i'm a republican. >> is that right? >> yes. >> what are you doing here today? >> mostly because i think we should su
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
unbelievable. >> they came wanting to witness history. >> i love my president! i love barack obama! >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it, you know? to feel it, live it, experience it. >> reporter: cheryl wilson came with her girlfriends from oakland. they grew up in a darker side of history. >> i was in the south when we had to go in the back of the restaurant. >> reporter: carol hayes never imagined she would see an african-american president sworn in, or hear him speak of the ideals that martin luther king espoused. >> a girl born in bleak poverty has the same chance to succeed. >> he uttered a three letter word no president had ever spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: this inauguration address seems bolder, smacking of a state of the union address as he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics. or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> reporter: people who waited for ho
KICU
Jan 21, 2013 11:30pm PST
. >> reporter: speaking on martin luther king day president obama made history by using the word gay and saying that -- the president, vice president and families at journaled for the congressional lunch before the walk . >> i'm very encouraged. >> reporter: in of the people we talked to today in the crowd said this felt like a very different experience than the inauguration four years ago. coming up we'll tell you why they said that and take you into the crowd during the inauguration and parade. >>> the inauguration also featured the first latino, the first gay and the youngest person ever to serve as the inaugural poet. >> and always one moon like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop and every window of one country, all of us facing the stars. hope. >> miami poet is the son of cuban exile. the poem was called one today and illustrated how americans share common experiences. blanco also remembered the victims of the newtown school shootings. >>> former republican presidential candidate mitt romney and his supporters had hoped this would be his day. romney had kept a fairly low profile
KICU
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
>>> it's monday, january 121st. this is bay area news at 7:00. history was made today as president obama renewed his promise to the nation in a public swearing in ceremony and tonight, the celebration is underway. torrie is live in washington dc with the latest on the inaugural festivities and what is happening now. >> reporter: tonight we're seeing even more of those memorable moments including president obama and the first lady dancing at those balls. the music is playing and champagne flowing. thousands are attending inaugural balls. >> today we experienced the deem hock see. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> reporter: a very public oath of office. supporters are braving the cold packed the national mall, a million strong. people eager to catch a glimpse of history. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: with democrats and republicans struggling to find common ground on key issues, obama pushed for unity. >> my fellow americans, we're made for this moment and we'll seize it, as long as we seize it together. >> reporter: he brought attention
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
, but it was a real day of history, and the sense i got from president obama, this is a man who is headed towards a second term now and has a determination that he's going to try to push through the things he really cares about. that's what i thought the real theme of his speech was today. >> it was a very different speech than we heard four years ago, and it's informed by this being martin luther king day as well. in his second inaugural, which was delivered today on the west steps of the capitol building, he reflected that this generation of americans heals itself through crisis. by the steadfast tone of his words, he may have been refli reflekting on barack obama. he made his message strikingly clear. >> reporter: there was something about this inauguration day that signaled something different. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: when the nation swore in its first black president to a second term on a holiday celebrating one of its foremost civil rights leaders. >> while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing. >> reporter: it
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
witness history, president obama's inauguration. that at 6:00. >>> thank you for watching. the cbs evening news with scott pelly is next. >> in 30 minutes. term begins for the 44th president. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear.... >> pelley: the inaugural ceremonies and celebrations from bob schieffer and nancy cordes major garrett on the inaugural address and the challenges ahead. >> for now decisions are upon us and we cannot afford delay. >> pelley: mark phillips on the terror attack in algeria. three americans are among the dead. and byron pitts with an historic first the inaugural parade. >> we're like heartbeat of america, we're native americans. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news"ng new with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. president obama sought to turn the page today from the issues of economic crisis and war that dominated his first inaugural address to a new agenda for arst inaugu second term. addres he took his theme from the the preamble to the constitution: we, the people.y to and he said our jo
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 8:30pm EST
the president african ancestral history. he toured toured the houses were young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family home where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours david maraniss joint booktv joined booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." we will take your calls e-mails andta tweets. >> host: david maraniss you write in "barack obama: theth story" that no life could've been more the product ofs randomness than that of baracks obama. >> guest: is the whole world coming together accidentally in honolulu hawaii. a father who's destined to come there from kenya because he readsb a story in the saturday evening posted describes thesci university of hawaii is a great place because ofun its diversity and a mother who gets there because she has a father who ha this wanderlust and is nevernv satisfied wherever he he is in and set them selling furniture. the meat in a russian class but here comes barack obama whowh emerges as a whole global random existence of his own until he u becomes president of united states. >> host: where did
CBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
inaugural ball. a history making day that left some residents we spoke to speechless. >> president obama took the oath for his second term standing in front of the capital. >> i sol recommendly swear. >> he placed his hand on two bible. one belonging to abraham lincoln and the other to dr. king. >> it is our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began? in his inaugural address the president gave vision. >> we are true to our creed when a little girl born into poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed as might be else. >> he touched on taxes, gun control and immigration. he urged cooperation in washington. >> congress requires us to act in our time. >> after the ceremony the president turned to take one last look at the view. later he signed documents nominating his cabinet members. senator majority leader harry reid toasted the president. the president thanked all in attendance. >> i recognize that democracy is not always easy. i recamiers there are profound differences in this room. but i just want to saw thank you for your service. >> the day concluded with a one and
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
it sounds like there will be a lot of focus domestic issues. what about foreign policy? >> history shows us that presidents in their second term focus more on foreign policy than the first term and try to forge a legacy. bill clinton did that in his second term. barack obama will try to focus more on the middle east, maybe more on syria. the most pressing issues are domestic. his voters expect him to act on that. he will attack in the first two years. history also tells us after the midterm election of a second term president start to fade away into sort of a lame duck status. >> interesting analysis there. thank you very much, max. in more international news suicide bombers and gunmen attacked afghanistan's travel police leaving three officers dead and more than three wounded. rather assault began at dawn at the entrance to the complex, the second coordinated raid in as many weeks. taliban claim responsibility. it is feared there could be more of these attacks in the months ahead as international forces prepare to withdraw. voter it is are ready to say goodbye to the chancellor's
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
short soundbites can we connect america's children to the important parts of our history. >> reporter: there was so much social media it went down after the inauguration ended. twitter says there were more th than 1 million themed tweets sent out, more than back in 2009. >> mr. obama also made history today by becoming the first president to 0 ever mention gay rights in an inaugural speech. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> gay rights advocates are praising the president's speech, but critics including brian brown, president of the national organization for marriage, says he took offense to some of the president's remarks today. he says it was inappropriate when the president mentioned the 1969 stonewall riots in new york city which launched the gay rights movement and linked them to other civil rights struggles. and now that the work is over as you saw a few minutes ago it is party time. coming up we'll
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
history. >> i love my president! i love barack obama. >> it's an opportunity to see history, to be part of it. to feel it, live it. experience it. >> reporter: cheryl wilson came with her girlfriends from oakland, they grew up living a darker side of history. >> i was in the south when we had to actually go in the back of the restaurant and wasn't able to sit at the counter. >> reporter: carol heys never imagined an african-american president sworn in or hear him speak of the ideals martin luther king espoused. >> a little girl born in poverty knows she has the same chance to succeed. >> reporter: he uttered a three letter word never spoken in a presidential address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: the address seemed bolder than the last one, smacking of a state of the union address as he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name calling as reasoned debate. >> reporter: people waited for hours and embrac
WHUT
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
second-largest inauguration in history, only behind obama's first 1 four years ago that was the largest event in washington, d.c.'s history. myrlie evers became the first woman in the first layperson to deliver an inaugural invocation. she is the widow of medgar evers, the civil-rights activist who was assassinated 50 years ago. >> 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn hopes and history of disenfranchised folks to today's expiration of a more perfect union the a-expression of a more perfect union. we ask that where our paths seem blanketed by oppression and rippled by pangs of despair, we ask for your guidance toward the light of deliverance. and hose who came before us and dreamed of this day, that we recognize that their visions still inspire us. they are a great cloud of witnesses, unseen by the naked eye, but all around us, thankful that they're living was not in vain. for every mountain, you gave us the strength to climb, your gr
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
o'brien starts right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning, making history. president obama's second inaugural address. a lot of firsts. we'll take a look at the impact of his speech. and incredible moments from the day and the night, including the first lady's dresses. and the buzz on the obama girls, sasha and malia. >> she sparked the investigation that led david petraeus to resign. now jill kelly trying to cleey her name. >>> and is 2013 the year of the house? housing values expecting to go up. >>> and we'll have the presidential poet, doug wiem. howard kurtz with his exclusive interview on jill kelley and james spider marks. "starting point" begins right now. good morning, everyone. our "starting point," an emboldened president, obama playing encourager in chief. telling the american people we are made for this moment. an 18-minute long inaugural speech, coincided with martin luther king jr. day. he talked about several pivotal civil rights moments, he linked them together. dan yoth lothian has the highlights. >> reporter: this is a speech we're told th
FOX Business
Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
back, is the obama administration the least transparent? history? a new report. mentioned gay marriage, immigration, climate change, but where was the talk about unemployment in president obama's inaugural address? more reaction coming up. ♪ what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ gerri: democratic apoll gists saying the president gets to the economic agenda, get to it in the state of the union next month. don't hold your breath. the 2,000 word speech from the inauguration, the economy, the number one issue for so many voters, is only mentioned three times. with more on this, todd buckles, former white house economic adviser to president george hw bush. todd, welcome back to the show. was this frustrating for you? >> well, who cares about me, gerri. i care more about --
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
rise above everyday politics and speak to history. lincoln did in the 1865, f.d.r. in 1937, now it's obama's chance." did he do that? >> yeah, i think he did it pretty well. this wasn't lincoln 1865 but we haven't had one since. the closest was roosevelt 1937. we're not likely to see that, charlie. i thought he did what brand said he should do. i appreciate what mark is saying but i think this is not a programmatic speech. this is not a speech where you talk about here's my four-point jobs program. it's a speech about vision and i thought he gave a good sense of where he wanted the country to be i think it clearly was a progressive democratic speech. in f you read reagan's in 1985 it was a conservative republican speech. and a as for those who say -- i watched fox news who say he didn't offer olive branches or reach across the table to try to encourage bipartisanship, i would note 16 years ago bill clinton in his second inaugural said that you have sent a democratic president and a republican congress back to washington, you didn't send us back to engage in bickering and partisanship
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
capital to watch history happen as president obama was sworn in for a second term. ktvu's ken pritchett was there as thousands of supporters applauded and cried. live now to washington with more. ken? >> reporter: well, this afternoon one official estimated 1 million people. it is less than the 1.8 million who attended four years ago. an impressive sight to see. >> i was here. >> reporter: this man talking t- shirts was part of history, long with everyone who filled the mall. >> amazing. great experience. >> reporter: people walked for blocks. and standing in long lines to get through security gates. she says it is better than four years ago. >> it is better. a lot colder. >> reporter: most people had to watch the ceremony on giant screens. >> so help you god. >> reporter: the swearing in was just part of the show for the crowd. hoping to get a glance of the president. >> yes. it is worth it. i breathed the air president obama breathed. >> reporter: the president stepped out of the lemo and walked down pennsylvania -- limo and walked down pennsylvania avenue. >> i did experien
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 2:00am PST
lady making her mark on fashion history. we'll have the designer of first lady michelle obama's dress live in our 9:00 a.m. hour. stay tuned for that. >> she is fashion. >> i know. >> crazy. the sundance film festival is in full swing this week. we have a roert lieporter live and she's going to tell us about the hottest movies this year and just how cold it is out in utah. , with fancy feast mornings gourmet cat food. mornings are delicious protein rich entrees with garden veggies and egg. fancy feast mornings. the best ingredient is love. hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a mont
WHUT
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
in fact like barack obama. barack obama and his family. the first time, the whole notion of history -- we were talking about history today but the idea of a black man becoming the president of the united states, something i never thought i would see in my lifetime, was something that that was very emotional. >> all on its own. >> without any other ceremonial thing, just that one fact because many people thought they would never see the day so there was happiness and crying at that time. >> but a different feel this time. >> different feel. >> because it's four years of what reality is? >> four years of reality. as i said, it's the sort of thing where we know who barack obama is and we have this sense that people -- >> but it's not same way it was before. >> that's an amazing cheering shot. one of the things you can see on the mall, they have jumbotrons set up so even if you can't get close enough to see the president walk out they're seeing what we're seeing which is the first glimpse of the president walking. >> we say it's not as many people as last time but for the people in the
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
tell his own story of american history. it was very clear that barack obama was telling a story that was about the expansion of rights. he hit upon some sort of odd moments that you don't always see put together. i mean a lot of people have been commenting on the mention of stonewall in particular and his coming out and really folding gay rights into this story of expansion. one of the things that i didn't see so much and sort of in contrast to f.d.r. or in contrast to t.r., too, is that you didn't see a lot of economic populism here, right? on the one hand he's telling this big story of expanded rights and social movements. on the other hand you didn't hear a lot about labor unions or wall street. you didn't hear a lot about the financial crisis. when franklin roosevelt came out in 1937 he said they have forced the money changers from the temple. you didn't get that kind of sort of populist liberalism here from obama. >> not really his style. i would be surprised if he had done that one. >> i mean, what is really fascinating is the untold story, the story yet to unfold in this
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 1:40am PST
inauguration of president obama is now in the history books, so now a quick look back at where it began. take a look at president obama four years ago. there he is on the left and there he was yesterday. >> a few more gray hairs, right? >> just a few. >> and michelle obama holding the bible as her husband took the oath then and yesterday. she looks fabulous. >> the bangs have split the country. very divided on the bangs. >> you don't like the bangs? >> i don't like bangs in general. the girls, there they are. that's how you can really tell. that's the most telling picture, just how quickly they've grown up. when you're that young, four years makes such a difference. they're young ladies now. >> they're beautiful young ladies. and it's not a party unless there's a photo bomb. >> and there were plenty during the inaugural event. this one is our boom, favorite story of the day. take a look at this mug. former president bill clinton, something he does so well, stealing the show. this time from kelly clarkson. this has gone viral. people are tweeting and attaching their own punchlines.
CNN
Jan 22, 2013 12:00am PST
obama to choose jason wu again for this important moment in history. wow, what a shock to the fashion world. that is your very first look at the sketch that jason wu made of michelle obama's inaugural gown. if you cannot read the writing, i'll walk you through it top to bottom. gold embellished ring. as we have heard and seen from the notes, this was a diamond handmade ring by jewelry designer kimberly mcdonald. obviously used for the gown there, right at the top, at the halter portion. draped chiffon with texture, red dye to match duchess satin belt. and column skirt, and as you can see there on the bottom, signed by jason wu. really extraordinary. you know, when she walked out on that stage, i don't know how long president obama's speech was beforehand, but it seemed like a very, very 10 to 15 minutes as the world was really waiting to watch michelle obama emerge. as he likes to call her, his better half. boy, did she look spectacular tonight. this was a gown that was a mix of chiffon and velvet. keeping in line, really, with the type of styles that she likes to wear for the
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: or talk about martin luther king. mr.bam made history uttering a three letter word never spoken in an inaugural address, gay. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated fairly under the law. >> reporter: he urged congress to work with him. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics. >> reporter: people who waited for hours embraced the harsher tone, the smaller crowd of 700, 000. anita jackson told me crunching numbers is missing the point of the inauguration rich with history and four years later, hope. >> i'm so proud and honored to be a part of this environment today. >> reporter: before leaving the capitol steps today, mr. obama took one last look over the gigantic spectacle and said, i will never see this again. >>> a group of east bay students made it to washington, d.c. for the inauguration but getting there was not easy. for half of the 46 students from claremont middle school, it was their first trip out of lakeland. the teacher knew it to be
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
washington, d.c. tonight, a nation gathers to watch president obama take the second oath of office and issue a new call to action. >> let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. >> americans from across the nation pour into the capital to brave the morning cold and be part of history. and you'll meet third graders, here because strangers donated to help them live their dream. how big, excited are you? this big? only that big? >>> and, as the inaugural balls get under way, the big festivities tonight. that dress, that music. the final dance. the abc news team here in the nation's capital on this historic day, as a chorus of familiar voices celebrates the day the constitution says we begin again. ♪
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
struggle for gay rights as a brawleder struggle for civil rights. and president obama went even further and made history by becoming the first president to mention the word gay and recognize the issue of gay rights in an inaugural address. >> our journey is not compete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> let's turn to msnbc political analysts and bloomberg view columnist jonathan alter. also with us dr. james peterson, director of africana studies and associate professor of english at lehigh university. gentlemen, great to have you with us. jonathan, you first. quite the social contract that the president made today. your thoughts. >> it did. he was able to both look back and connect what we're doing now in this country to the whole history of what we owe each other. going back not just to the declaration of independence, but the american social contract of the 1930s with these insurance programs that as he indicated, allow people
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
changed history, and made the history of the present day possible. without douglass, there is no obama. >> without lincoln, there is no obama. so it's not only a matter, is it, of faith in history, it's a matter of faith in people who have the imagination and the audacity to make history. >> absolutely. and certainly frederick douglass understood his role in terms of acting as an advocate during lincoln's administration. he was obviously putting some pressure on the white house. at the same time, he was issuing a call to arms to his own community to rise up because he understood that history ultimately comes from below. it isn't -- you know, is it part of he's enveloping lincoln in a movement. there's a movement that surrounds lincoln and the other abolitionists to move all of this forward and make it a reality. >> there weren't 10,000 people with you there at the tomb, but the poem suggests someone else had been there and left this newspaper? >> there were other pele who had come before me and had left various objects. i don't know who they were. someone had left a newspaper. perhaps
SFGTV2
Jan 21, 2013 10:00pm PST
in new orleans. i would not put in the same sentence president obama and saving the world. it is very much about movements and the power in our history to bring about a fundamental change. you do need people inside, political leaders inside. it captures the imagination of the nation. through the turbulent history, it has been movement and the power of movements. franklin roosevelt was moved by later movements. lyndon johnson had the civil rights movement. i think we begin with that. this book comes out at a moment when the country sees the power and possibility of occupy, 99%, and how that has shifted. it is still evolving. it has shifted the center of political gravity of our dialogue. the issue has been off the radar for so long. >> roosevelt surfed and harnessed those movements. he used them to get legislation passed to initiate programs. obama is still getting on his wet suit. to read the essay she wrote in 2008, there was a sense of exhibits -- exuberance. you say that hope is not optimism that expects things to turn out well. it seems like he confused those two things. >> i
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